Samsung introduces a new desktop category called ‘Smart PCs’

Samsung reveals Windows 8 hybrid and ultrabook lineup

At a launch event this week, Samsung’s America consumer electronics president, Tim Baxter, unveiled the firm’s new Windows 8 products.

These products include ultrabooks, notebooks, tablets, all-in-ones and new catagory ‘Smart PCs’.

“Tablets and smartphones are ushering in a new era of computing mobility,” said Baxter. “New categories will arise as a result of this.”

“The Smart PC is a new category driven by innovation and U.I., with Windows 8 as the lynch pin,” he added.

Samsung’s Smart PCs are laptop/tablet hybrids. The Smart PC 500T has an entry level price of $740 and features a Samsung S pen stylus, Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GHz SSD drive, and 11.6-inch display with five-finger touch capability.

Here’s the full lineup of Samsung’s Windows 8 products, most of which will be available from October 26th:

ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T – $1,200
ATIV Smart PC 500T – $750 with keyboard, $650 without keyboard
Series 9 Premium Ultrabook – $1,400 15-inch, $1,300 13-inch
Series 7 Notebook – $1,100 15-inch
Series 5 Ultra Touch 13.3-inch touch screen laptop – $860 with Core i5, $810 with Core i3
Series 3 Notebook – $450 to $900 depends on config
Series 7 All-in-One – $1,700 27-inch, $1100 23.6-inch
Series 5 All-in-One – $800 21.5-inch

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